The Houston Astros are set to acquire first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles. Dan Connolly of The Athletic was the first to report the deal.
Mancini is slashing .268/.347/.404 with 10 home runs, 41 RBIs, 35 walks and a .751 OPS. The 30-year-old will join an Astros team looking to the World Series for the fourth time in six seasons. He'll give Dusty Baker another option at first base given that 38-year-old Yuli Gurriel has just a .685 OPS in 2022.
Meanwhile, the Orioles trade Mancini despite being 51-51 and just three games out of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. The free-agent-to-be won't get to see the full fruits of the rebuild in Baltimore after having been one of the lone bright spots during an ugly stretch of seasons at Camden Yards.
We'll have more on this story as it comes in...